CYCLIST and Ambassador for Active Travel Lee Craigie will be speaking in Galashiels this month for the Royal Scottish Geographical Society Inspiring People talks programme, which together hosts 90 talks in 13 towns and cities across Scotland.

Drawing on carefully selected extracts from her new book, Other Ways to Win, Lee will take us on a candid journey behind the scenes, exploring topics such as identity, loss, success, freedom, and our connection to the natural world.

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She takes us on a 550-mile non-stop mountain bike time trial around the Scottish Highlands and back to a youth project in Inverness, before journeying from Canada to Mexico then returning to the wild imaginings of an eight-year-old exploring her local woods.

This is not just a book about bike riding; it is a competitive cyclist’s reflections on success.

RSGS Chief Executive Mike Robinson said: “We greatly look forward to hearing from Lee Craigie for the RSGS Inspiring People talks.

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“Lee is not only a fantastic communicator on the importance of active travel, but is also an active inspiration, consistently showcasing her advocacy through her own work and adventures.”

RSGS Inspiring People talks are open to all: tickets are free for RSGS Members, Students and U’18s and £10 for general admission.

Tickets are available to book online in advance at, and are available at the door (but for cash only).

Lee’s talk begins at 7:30PM on 28th November at Borders College, Scottish Borders Campus, Nether Road, Galashiels,